Wine

Message from Chef Martin

Welcome to our restaurant at The Lyme Inn. Here we focus is on quality and variety in both our food and wine.

Wine was meant to be enjoyed with food as they are both the same; fruit from our mother earth. The ingredients and varietals of the world are vast. While we cannot cover them all, I will work on recognizing most of the growing areas of the world and their specialties, therefor our list will have a nice selection of different styles of wine from many different countries.

I am as passionate about wine as I am about food. I am comfortable saying that we have nice wines on our list. Please do try something different; see and enjoy the different styles and flavors of the world. The wine list will change with supply and season. It will also have some real gems at a nice value which will be starred. Also, many of the wines have some age. Most wines get better with age, so check them out for a real treat. Lastly, have fun with food, wine and life. Thank you very much for being a guest in my house.


Sparkling Wines     •     White & Blush Wines     •     Red Wines     •     Apertifs and Dessert Wines

Sparkling Wines

“il” Mionetto Brut, Prosecco, Italy • Split 13
Soft, refreshing & crisp with flavors of green apple and peach. Perfect aperitif or enjoy with seafood or pasta
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Moletto Prosecco, Treviso, Italy • 32
Fruity, fresh, full-bodied, dry sparkler, Excellent as an aperitif or with seafood.

Piper Sonoma Brut, Sonoma County, California • 34
60% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Meunier & 15% Pinot Noir, this is a dry, fresh sparkler with crisp citrus flavors and hints of strawberry and vanilla smoke. Compliments crab cakes, sautéed shrimp or sushi.

Roederer Estate Brut, Alexander Valley, California • 52
60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, this is a crisp, fresh and lightly fruity wine with pear, spice and hazelnut flavors. Enjoy with seafood and light poultry

Heidsieck & Co, Monopole Brut, Epernay France • 70
the official Champagne aboard the Titanic, full, rich and elegant, this Pinot Noir-dominant blend shows hints of red currant with biscotti and almond aromas and white peach, pear and toffee flavors.

White and Blush Wines

Guntrum Riesling 2015, Germany • 8.5, 32
Elegant with a classic riesling scent, paired with aromas of tropical fruits and flavors of green apples and citrus, pineapple and melon. Excellent balance of sweetness and acidity. For any occasion from aperitif to after dinner, spicy food.

P.J. Valckenberg Gewürztraminer 2015, Pfalz, Germany • 8, 30
From a well-known Vineyard, this wine is fuller bodied, fruity with a dry, tropical finish and floral nose, loves seafood and dishes with spice

Chateau Beauchêne “Le Pavillion” Cotes du Rhone Rosé 2016, Rhone Valley, France • 8, 30
A wonderful fresh light summer wine, bright, refreshing fruit with a dry, savory finish. It will pair well with most foods, salads and especially seafood

E.Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rosé, 2016, France • 32
An easy drinking food friendly wine that is light on the palate with crisp fruit, salads, seafood and some spice

Bruni “Plinio” Vermentino 2015, Tuscany, Italy • 9, 34
A wine dinner favorite, this beautiful summer wine is crisp and well balanced with a long finish. Excellent with seafood, salads, veal, pork and poultry.

Pieropan Soave Classico 2016, Soave, Italy • 28
A very fresh, light, food friendly wine from a vineyard with a long history and great winemaker

Acrobat King Estate Pinot Gris 2015, Oregon • 9, 34
Light and well-balanced entry, full mid-palate, with a crisp lingering finish. King Estate is a sustainably-farmed, certified organic vineyard. Loves seafood and Asian-influenced dishes

Marcus Huber Hugo Gruner Veltliner 2015, Austria • 9.5, 36
Delicate fresh green apple and fruity aromas with flavors of lemon, lime and peaches & a solid fruit core, this is the ideal wine for seafood, white meat and light dishes like salads, or as an aperitif.

Ken Forrester Vineyards Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016, Stellenbosch, S. Africa • 9.5, 36
Sustainably raised and hand harvested, full bodied, an excellent balance between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavors, this wine is excellent with spicy dishes and full-flavored seafood and chicken dishes.

Whitehaven, Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand • 11, 40
Aromas and flavors of tropical fruit with a rich palate and crisp, well-balanced finish. Loves shellfish and seafood

Les Charmes Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Burgundy, France • 10, 38
A rich, full bodied, dry white wine featuring fresh, crisp, slightly spicy flavors and floral, fruity aromas with lemony nuances. A very good balance between acidity and sweetness. Best with white meats, seafood & pasta.

Louis Latour Marsannay 2012, Burgundy, France • 70
Louis Latour is one of the most famous producers in Burgundy. This wine is 100% Chardonnay, aged in stainless steel,
with complete malolactic fermentation. It has wonderful floral aromas and round flavors of whole fruits with a
lovely mineral finish. Best with fish, shellfish, white meats or as an aperitif.

Truchard Chardonnay 2014, Carneros Valley, California • 11, 40
A smaller family estate wine from a great valley for Chardonnay, this will have a nice balance of oak, vanilla with some citrus. A treat with shellfish and soft cheeses, delicious with all seafood and poultry.

Sbragia Family Vineyards Home Ranch Chardonnay, 2013, Dry Creek Valley, California • 45
well-crafted chardonnay, white orchard fruit and spices, butter & oak, excellent with seafood, poultry and spicy dishes.

Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay 2012, California* • 49
An Iconic vineyard with a long history in California Chardonnay lore. This is a beautiful well balanced classic California chardonnay, This wine will love butter sauces with lobster and shellfish along with all seafood, poultry, veal

Red

Louis Latour Valmoissine Pinot Noir 2014, France • 9, 34
a velvety texture with ripe cherry and strawberry fruits laced with vanilla and a rounded finish. Loves braised dishes.

Louis Jadot Pinot Noir 2014, Bourgogne, France, • 39
Classic French burgundy, on the dry side, with a hint of spice, this is a food wine pairs well with meats, seafood, pasta

Cuvaison Estate Grown Pinot Noir, 2015, Carneros, California • 12, 45
Classic Carneros Pinot with red and black fruits with savory spice notes. Excellent with seafood and braised dishes

Lea Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Barbara County, California* • 49
A really nice, fuller body Pinot with fresh fruit up front, this will pair nicely with many seafood dishes as well as meat

Erath Estate Selection Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley, Oregon • 55
Aromas of blackberry laced with vanilla, baking spice and root beer & flavors of boysenberry, plum, graham and nougat with refined tannins and judicious acidity. Try with wild mushrooms, duck, lamb or other red meats, salmon and chocolate.

Viña Marty Pirca 2014 Grand Reserve Carmenère, Valle del Maule, Chile • 29
Chile’s national red, this wine has nice fruit medium body food friendly wine, meats, some seafood, pastas, braised dishes

Cafaggio Chianti Classico Single Estate 2013, Tuscany, Italy • 9.5, 36
100% sangiovese, aged in oak, this wine has a rich fruit flavor and an easy drinking style. Try with veal, meat and braises.

Querceto Liocorno Riserva Chianti Classico 2011, Tuscany Italy • 44
A well-respected winery showcasing the classic style of this wonderful wine region. A great wine with all food

“Tres Picos” Bodegas Borsoa Garnacha 2015, Borja, Spain • 36
Big, full bodied with luscious dark berry flavors and nuances of vanilla and plum, loves braised meats, steaks, chops, pasta

Delas Saint Esprit Côtes du Rhône 2015, France • 9, 34
A full body wonderful Syrah-Grenache blend that is drinking very well and enjoys, meats, braises and some seafood

Auberge des Diacres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015, Rhone Valley, France • 54
A deep red colored wine with big fruit, hints of spice, one of the Rhone’s classic wines, it just loves food

Chateau Tanunda “Triathlon” Red Blend 2015, Barossa, Australia • 32
A blend of Merlot, Grenache and Petite Verdot this will have nice berry fruit, medium body a nice drinking wine

Atalon Pauline’s Cuvee Red Blend 2012, Napa Valley, California • 59
This is a right bank blend that I really enjoy, the winemaker is like a chef, creating his own style. This big red has some age and is drinking very well. Meats and braises

Le Mistral Red Wine 2011, Monterey County, California* • 45
A blend of mostly Syrah and Grenache this shows rich dark fruit flavors, some seafood, meats, pasta braised dishes

Alamos Selección Malbec 2015, Mendoza, Argentina • 9.5, 36
Their boutique selection, shows off a very nice malbec, rich dark fruit flavors with a hint of spice, loves meats

Renacer Enamore 2014, Mendoza, Argentina • 60
Our hidden gem. Styled after the Italian Amarone, with aromas of dried cherry, raisins, prune, spice and licorice and rich flavors of spice and clove, well rounded tannins, creaminess and a long finish. Enjoys pastas, meats and some seafood.

Secoli Amarone della Valpolicella 2012, Italy • 60
One of Italy’s great wines with the unique method of drying the grapes before pressing. this is a wonderful food wine

Barrel 27, Head Honcho, Syrah, 2012, Santa Barbara California • 10, 38
A nice full body wine with rich ripe berry up front, A house favorite this is great with all meats and pasta and Spice

Ferngrove Dragon Shiraz 2012, Western Australia* • 57
Syrah’s are just big full body deep purple wines that I enjoy. This is a real nice one. Red meat, game, braises.

Petroni Estate Grown Syrah 2010, Sonoma Valley, California* • 60
Just like the Dragon Syrah above, this is a big full body fruit bomb with a slightly different style, very food friendly

Ridge Three Valleys Blend 2014, Sonoma County, California • 60
Predominantly Zinfandel (65%) this fabulous wine with its bright fruit, spice and firm tannins enjoys spice & smoke and all meats and braises.

Buehler Vineyards Zinfandel 2013, Napa Valley, California • 9, 36
An enjoyable full body wine that loves spice, red meat, braised dishes as well as Asian and Southwestern style foods

Cline Live Oak Vineyard Zinfandel 2013, Contra Costa County, California • 44
A vineyard that focuses on Zinfandel, this wine represents the classic style of our country’s wine

Whitman Express “the Conductor” 2012, Sonoma County, California • 38
A neat blend featuring Zinfandel, Barbera and Merlot. this wine shows ripe berries, spice and oak. All meats, pasta

Chateau Ste Michelle “Indian Wells” Red Blend 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington • 10, 38
For Merlot and Cabernet lovers with a balanced profile and bold berry flavors, a perfect match for beef, pasta, chocolate

Decoy by Duckhorn Sonoma County Red 2014, California • 54
This wine, aged in oak, features a blend of primarily Merlot and Cabernet with aromas of boysenberry jam, brambles with lush red and black fruit flavors with well-proportioned tannins and a long finish. Excellent with meats and braised dishes.

Ghost Pines Winemakers Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, California • 11, 40
Combining berries from Sonoma, Napa and Lake Counties, with favors of rich vanilla, asian spice and nutty smoke and
layers of blackberry and dark cherry with firm, integrated tannins. pair with meats, pasta, cheese and chocolate.

Petroni Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Sonoma Valley, California* • 75
A 100% cabernet aged in oak for nearly two years this is a big boy Cabernet. Being from Sonoma it does not gets
the respect of its neighbor Napa Valley Cabernet, but it comes from the finest Cabernet growing area in Sonoma

Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Alexander Valley, California • 130
One of the premier cabernet producers in California this is a nicely aged full body with the tannins softened leaving a nice rich and long supple finish. Pairs well with beef, veal, pork that has hint of smoke or spice

Apertifs and Dessert Wines

Eden Iced Cider, Vermont • 13
From 100% Honeycrisp apples, this ice cider has a pure apple flavor with the characteristic sweetness and zesty finish of the Honeycrisp. Pairs well with fruit and baked desserts.

Rozès Late Bottled Vintage 2000 Porto, Cambres, Portugal • 8
An intense and elegant wine, characterized by strong tannins with hints of cherry and raspberry flavors.  Great with chocolate, fig and gingerbread.

Taylor Fladgate Ten Year Tawny Port, Portugal • 9
An excellent tawny blend, aged in oak casks, elegant and smooth with a spicy palate and rich fruit this port is a superb dessert wine, particularly with dishes made with chocolate, coffee or almonds.

Frost Bitten 2014 Ice Riesling, Yakima Valley, Washington • 9
Sweet and silky with apricot and pear flavors with hints of clove. Try with seafood, poultry and cheese